Joanna

Kool & the Gang

About Joanna

"Joanna" is a song by Kool & the Gang from their 1983 album, In the Heart. Released as a single on December 17, 1983, the song was an immediate hit peaking at #2 in the US for one week, behind "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club. Additionally, the track reached #2 in the UK as well as #1 on the US R&B chart. A romantic ballad similar to many of Kool & The Gang's later releases, the song features as its main subject the eponymous girl named "Joanna". In the group's music video, "Joanna" is portrayed as the current owner of a small, roadside café named "Joanna's Diner" (Filmed at the Colonial Diner in Lyndhurst, N. J. The Colonial sign can be seen briefly outside in the opening seconds of the video). Throughout the video, she serves the band members as both cook and waitress as they serenade her with the video occasionally flashing back to her younger days as a dancer at Harlem's famous Cotton Club in New York City and in love with the character portrayed by the group's lead singer, James "J. T." Taylor. 


Year:
1996
102 Views

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[Chorus]
Joanna, I love you
You're the one, the one for me

I'm in love, and I won't lie
She's my girl and always on my mind
She gives me her love and a feeling that's right
Never lets me down, especially at night

So, I'm gonna do the best I can
To please that girl and be her only man, see
She cheers me up when I feel alone
And that's why baby I've got to let you know

[Chorus]

She's the one, the one for me
She's the kind of girl makes you feel nice, so
I'll try my best to do what's right
Take her for a ride - everything's fine

CHORUS

Searched so far, searched so long
To find someone, someone to count on
Now I feel I've got it right here
Found it in you, baby, you, my dear

We can do all night, so nice
We'll have it all and everything will be alright
I'm promising you, take it from me
Take it home, baby, take it home, baby

She's the one, the one for me
She's the kind of girl makes you feel nice, so
I'll try my best to do what's right
Take her for a ride, everything's fine

Oh Joanna
Oh Joanna

[Chorus]

Joanna, (Yes I love you) I love you
You're the one, the one for me
Believe me babe when I say
Joanna (Yes I love you)
Joanna, Joanna

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Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang is an American jazz, R&B, soul, and funk group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey. more »

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Written by: CLAYDES SMITH, CLIFFORD ALANZA ADAMS, CLIFFORD ALANZA JR ADAM, CURTIS WILLIAMS, CURTIS FITZGERALD WILLIAMS, GEORGE BROWN, GEORGE MELVIN BROWN, JAMES TAYLOR, JAMES L. BONNEFOND, JAMES WARREN J.T. TAYLOR, ROBERT BELL, ROBERT E. BELL, RONALD BELL

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